French Leader Quotes

140 French Leader quotes:

"Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy."
"Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools."
"Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight."
"When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes."
"Victory belongs to the most persevering."
"We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him."
"It requires more courage to suffer than to die."
"To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god."
"There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time."
"The best way to keep one's word is not to give it."
"A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights."
"I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other."
"The human race is governed by its imagination."
"A true man hates no one."
"History is a set of lies agreed upon."
"Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent."
"Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment."
"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."
"The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny."
"Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues."

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